After a poor finish to last season, Arsene
Wenger is facing a busy summer transfer window that should provide a plethora
of interesting ins and overdue outs. By missing out on the a top four finish,
Wenger’s previously unblemished record of consecutively reaching the Champions
League has ended, suggesting that things must change before the start of the
protests by fans, the disillusionment of notable former players and the rising
of the infamous Arsenal Fan TV YouTube channel showcased to the footballing
world at large that the poor performances that had gone unchecked in seasons
past will no longer be tolerated going forward.
With Wenger committing
to a two year contract extension, attention should now be turned towards the
playing staff who failed to perform at critical points in the campaign which
ultimately led to them being the biggest deciding factor towards the finish
outside the top four.
In order to
pave the way towards a swift return to Champions League football and a genuine
challenge for the Premier League title, Wenger will have to weed out the squads
under-performers but which of these players should be the prime candidates to
leave the Emirates this summer?